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Strawberry scare: Australian supermarket stops selling needles

Strawberry scare: Australian supermarket stops selling needles

The move came as the Australian parliament fast-tracked legislation to toughen penalties for those found tampering with food.

Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Australia strawberry needle scare: tough penalties proposed

Needles, first found in strawberries produced by one supplier in Queensland, are now turning up around the country.

Strawberry saboteur evades police in Australia

Strawberry saboteur evades police in Australia

As the number of reported attacks ballooned and suspected copycat attacks were reported, police issued a warning about the seriousness of the crime.

Australian state offers $70,000 reward as strawberries sabotaged with needles

Australian state offers $70,000 reward as strawberries sabotaged with needles

The Australian state of Queensland on Saturday offered a A$100,000 ($71,500) reward for information leading to the arrest of those responsible for sabotaging strawberries with sewing needles.

Makeover for Cox’s Bazaar beach

Makeover for Cox’s Bazaar beach

Inaugurating an aesthetic 80km marine driveway in southeastern tourist city of Cox’s Bazaar yesterday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said it will unlock the potential of the region enabling people to uplift their socioeconomic status and enjoy the natural beauty.